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Weekly WOD Insights 4/29/19

Monday  Remember to check the progressions board for the movements you are going to do during the EMOM. If you think you may be ready to progress up in movement difficulty, talk to a coach! For the finisher all the movements should allow you to keep moving. The longer rest[…]

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Cherry Picker’s Throwdown

The first CrossFit competition I’ve ever done was 10 years ago, almost to the day.  After the very first CrossFit Games in the summer of 2007, CrossFit Oakland (where I was working out at the time) was preparing their competitors for the upcoming 2008 CrossFit Games in Aromas, California.  CrossFit[…]

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Weekly WOD insights 2/25/19

Monday  We have been doing more time trials recently and its been awesome to see a lot of PRs! I wanted to sue today to do a 500m time trial but to do it fresh instead of doing it after a lifting session or met con. If you aren’t able[…]

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CrossFit Open 2019 & Main Event Saturdays

After issues with 3 devices, multiple failed exams, and 1 full work day, I’m happy to announce that I have passed the 2019 CrossFit Online Judges course!  Which can only mean one thing…. the CrossFit Open Season is here!  And while there have been some big changes in the qualification[…]

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Chiro + Functional Fitness= Awesome Results!

I am sure many of you have heard of have seen that our nooner chiropractor, Dr Alandi, and I, are teaming up to offer our respective services in a package experience that we have dubbed: Movement Intelligence. We are offering 1 chiropractic adjustment and 1 personal training session a week[…]

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Welcome Baby Sadie

Congratulations to long time Sweat Shop members Megan and CJ, who recently welcomed their first child, Sadie, into this world on January 4th.  She weighed in at 7lbs. 2 oz. and measured 18.25 inches long.  If you thought CJ looked like he was sleeping walking in the gym before, wait[…]

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Sweat Shop’s Latest Coach Addition!

I’m proud and excited to announce our latest addition to the Sweat Shop coaching staff, Bri Gaipa!  While most of you probably know that Bri has been a long time Sweat Shop member, you may not know that Bri is CrossFit Level-1 certified and has been a CrossFit coach at[…]

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October Challenge: Rope Climbs!

Time to step up our rope climb game! Since we’ve been implementing our skills sessions during class a lot lately, I think it’s a good time to put a little challenge out there. For October, I’m officially challenging you to a rope climb stamina test….with some prizes for the winners. This[…]

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The Sport of Fitness or Functional Fitness?

Recently I was sent an an E-mail via one of the regular electronic newsletters I receive. The topic was the recent change in the CrossFit Games structure and how it may potentially affect CrossFit gyms worldwide. Essentially CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman wants to usher in a new focus on health and sustainability, as[…]

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